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The 1979 Rule

July 13, 2015 3:13 pm3 comments
The 1979 Rule

I am a 50 year old married man and grandfather to 4 lovely children. I watch and observe when i play with them, and sometimes with a tinge of jealousy. Childhood is one of the most precious things we have. To have it taken from you whilst still developing is […]

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Rugrats: A Guide to Surviving Infancy

February 21, 2015 9:00 am0 comments
Rugrats: A Guide to Surviving Infancy

First and foremost, create a group of like-minded, yet fundamentally diverse individuals to share the experience of maturation. Through sheer coincidence or by the mystical hands of fate, Tommy Pickles, Chuckie Finster, and fraternal twins Phil and Lil DeVille were thrust into a shared experience of growing up that came […]

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A Fairy Tale On A Field

March 1, 2014 11:30 am0 comments
A Fairy Tale On A Field

Sometimes reminiscence can bring out romance. Headers and Volleys is that rarest of things: a game which, in my mind, has lost neither appeal nor excitement despite the often diminishing effects of time. Playing at the age of 23 still felt as it did at 13. All those afternoons and […]

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Exam-Centric Britain

January 28, 2013 6:00 pm0 comments
Exam-Centric Britain

Travelling on a bus may not be the most pleasant experience, but it can certainly be intriguing. When two young girls, aged about ten and six, got on the bus with their mother, I prepared myself for annoying and squabbling children for the rest of my journey. Instead, I found […]

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Cottage Cheese

October 18, 2012 2:00 pm0 comments
Cottage Cheese

There are ingredients that make a holiday, and there are the secret ingredients that add the touch of magic and make them memorable. When I think of holidays that I had as a child there are certain highlights, which have stayed with me after all this time. Why does a […]

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A Childhood Memory

September 20, 2012 5:05 pm0 comments
A Childhood Memory

I recently undertook a Creative Writing Workshop with CoolTan Arts, as part of some training we are undertaking for an up-and-coming newspaper release called The Dickens News. It will be sold within the Southwark Newspaper at the end of November. It is to be in the style of the famous Dickens Pickwick papers and we are […]

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A Dog’s Life

August 5, 2012 2:01 pm0 comments
A Dog’s Life

A bitch called Lassie, that was our first dog. She was an alsation cross, one year old and donated by a woman around the corner. She didn’t want her anymore, so we took her in. Lassie was chained to a battered wooden kennel in the back yard but that didn’t last. My […]

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